Free Filming Locations and Other Favors

Canon_EOS_7D_back_031

Many filmmakers limit opportunities based on misguided beliefs. In order to make a feature film, many of these Hollywood hopefuls set their sights on raising a gazillion dollars. But without a track record or a working understanding of how to connect the dots, many would-be filmmakers fall short. I blame the gurus (the ones who never stepped on set) who tell you that in … [Read more...]

Refine Your Trailer

300px-YouTube_logo.svg_

Think back to a time in filmmaking history when your greatest challenge was actually making a movie. At least the idea seemed easier. For those of you new to independent movie making, let's review. In the past, many first time feature filmmakers were driven by something I call "The Sundance Model." This is the idea where filmmakers went out, acquired or wrote a … [Read more...]

Filmmaker Jason Brubaker Gets Punched Out By LA Producers Over Video On Demand Sales Projections

300px-Punch-Out%21%21

When I published my article on leveraging VOD sales to finance your movie, I had no idea that a simple internet marketing formula for filmmakers would be such a polarizing issue. I can't tell you how many Los Angeles based movie producers responded negatively through email. One guy even told me my grammar sucked. So to clarify, I was not trying to ruffle any feathers. I … [Read more...]